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PeaceHealth Lavishes Pay On Execs, Angers Staff But Keeps Profits Flowing

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As a big player in the Northwest’s health care industry, PeaceHealth is hamstrung by a curious liability: It has no commanding presence in the region’s two major and thriving markets in Portland and Seattle.

Kaiser Shifts Plans In Lane County

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Oregon’s largest commercial health insurer, Kaiser Permanente, has dropped plans to buy and develop a 20-acre parcel in Eugene, even as Kaiser continues to expand in the South Willamette Valley.

Dems Push Universal Health Care Plan Without Premiums, Co-Pays, Deductibles

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The Democrat-controlled Oregon Legislature will decide this session whether to plunge into the turbulent waters of a universal, taxpayer-funded health insurance system.

CCO Meetings Now Open, Somewhat; Critics Voice Complaints

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Springfield family nurse practitioner Carol Crocker was irate enough with Lane County’s coordinated care organization, Trillium Community Health Plan, that earlier this month she showed up at 7 a.m.

Need A Hip Replacement? Prices Vary Wildly Among Hospitals

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Need a hip replacement performed at an Oregon hospital? For an inpatient surgery, it could cost you – or your insurer – as much as $42,102 or as little as $29,304 depending on where you go, says a new nationwide report on hip and knee replacements.

Providence, SEIU Clash Over High Exec Pay, Union Push

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An Oregon labor union is embroiled in a dispute with Providence Health & Services over millions of dollars in Providence executive pay while trying to win representation for hundreds of lower-paid workers.

Health Care Jobs On The Upswing

Health-care employment has been burgeoning with the nation’s aging population and greater need for services. Hospital employment nationwide is up 590,000 jobs from 2008 to 2018, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Legislative Task Force Proposes Steps Towards Universal Health Care Coverage

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The group, which has been meeting since January, acknowledged that Oregon is not likely to adopt universal care anytime soon but it pointed towards that goal by offering initial steps.

Creating a “universal” state-run health care insurance system in Oregon is a monumental task and it’s unclear whether a majority of Oregonians even favor such a radical change, but a legislative work group this week offered some baby steps for the 2019 Legislature to consider.

Game Not Over For Higher Taxes For Beer, Wine In Oregon

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The Oregon Health Authority asked Gov. Kate Brown to hike taxes on beer and wine but she balked, saying it would be too hard a lift. But the issue is likely to come up again in the legislative session next year.

In their recent budget pitch, experts at the Oregon Health Authority were clear in declaring “excessive alcohol use” a scourge that fuels domestic violence and leads to birth defects, car wrecks, liver disease and cancer, killing some 2,000 people a year in Oregon.  

Oregon Lawmakers Tackle Plan For Statewide Health Care

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The task is ambitious and a work is in progress, with a report due at the end of November.

The Oregon Legislature launched a panel 10 months ago to develop a roadmap for affordable statewide universal health care. The task was ambitious. Similar efforts in other states have gotten nowhere, and there is scant support at the federal level for expanding Medicaid.

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